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Today's Features

  • All month

    The Cedar Keyhole Gallery is proud to announce Artist of the Month for January 2010 is Russel Raethka.

    Russel (Russ) Raethka challenges the standards normally attributed to watercolor paintings. Whereas a watercolor is usually expected to present a soft, muted representation, Russ depicts his scenes in sharp, crisp definitions that could easily be assigned to a real-time sighting.

    Today

    Legion Post 91 to meet

  • Manatee Springs State Park in Chiefland will host a variety of featured guests throughout the month of January to celebrate Manatee Awareness Month. With the cooler weather, the featured guest will be the manatee, along with partners in manatee protection, awareness, education and enforcement.

    Special events on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. will include:

    Jan. 23- Florida Fish and Wildlife Officer Dorvan Daniels will show their T-top rescue boat and discuss injured and sick manatee rescue operations.

  •  The Department of Environmental Protection’s Manatee Springs State Park will host a moonlight paddle event on Saturday, Feb. 27.

    The moonlight paddle will be a guided canoe/kayak tour on the Suwannee River. Participants will learn about the history of the river while enjoying the beautiful scenery by moonlight. The park’s Citizen Support Organization will provide a short program following the moonlight paddle. Light refreshments will be served.

  • Thursday

    Legion meeting

    The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 236 of Levy County will be holding its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. The post is located at 9550 NE Hwy 27 Alt, just southeast of Bronson.  Phone number is 352-486-5003.  All ladies married to veterans (living or deceased) and daughters or granddaughters of veterans are welcome.

    Chiefland High variety show

  • It was a cold, snowy day in November, and Myrtle had to walk to a bus station to get to work. The time was 7:20 a.m., and she arrived at the station at 7:50 a.m. Myrtle boarded the bus and sat behind the friendly driver.

    She was hired at the age of 16 for an electric company and had been there for two years. While at work, she received a phone call and was offered a position for bookkeeper and accountant and accepted it.

  • Nosey says...

    In the old days it seemed to take forever to get something done, but today things are done in the blink of an eye. We all know that Francis Scott Key wrote The Star Spangled Banner during the assault on Fort McHenry in Baltimore Harbor back in 1812, but it wasn't until 1814 that words were put to music and it was being published all over the country. It was over a hundred years later, in fact in 1931, when President Herbert Hoover made it our National Anthem.

  • AARP held its regular monthly meeting on Dec. 15, 2009, at the Spring House Lodge of Otter Springs at 10:30 a.m.

    We are all very happy that the officers who served us in 2009 will also be serving us in 2010. The officers were sworn in by Meveree Pope, former District Area Coordinator of AARP.

  • It’s been almost 30 years since Pat Wilson graduated from Williston High School, but the boy who became the man Jim Pitt has never forgotten the town, community, school and friends who helped shape his character.

    Pitt, an actor who plays a space shuttle captain in James Cameron’s Avatar that opened Friday, dropped in last week to catch up with old friends and remind people he is still the person they knew.

  • Saturday

    Shrine Club breakfast

    The Suwannee River Shrine Club will hold its semimonthly Country Breakfast from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the clubhouse on State Road 26, about a half mile north of Fanning Springs.

    The menu includes sausage, eggs, bacon, sausage gravy, biscuits, pancakes and coffee for $5.50 per person. This event is open to the public.

        

    Tuesday

    Soil and Water District meeting

  • This year's Christmas and Winter Festival Parade, which took place on Dec. 5, was bigger, brighter, and better than ever.  The enthusiastic entries and over 25 floats made the judges' job tough, and resulted in some tied scores.  

    The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce congratulates the following as standing out above the rest of the best.  Parade award winners are:

    1st Place winner:Girl Scouts of Bronson Troop 970

    Tied for 2nd Place: Double Sink 4-H Club,     Jones Plumbing Airboat No. 3,  Joe's Towing